Julius Caesar

and the story of his conquests

CONQUEST

  • Gaulians
  • Helvetians
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Motivation

What is Caesar's motivation for his many conquests?

Is Caesar exclusively self-serving?

Which of Caesars actions suggest an genuine concern for the Roman state and people?

PROPOGANDA

In what ways is the story bias?

Why does Caesar use propaganda?

How does it help him gain support?

Themes

  • War and violence
  • Politics and power
  • Self-service vs. the "greater good"